The Grand Prix by Arne Jacobsen was introduced by Fritz Hansen at the Spring Exhibition of the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix - the finest distinction of the exhibition. After which the chair has always been called the Grand Prix Chair. Originally, the Grand Prix chair was introduced with a wooden and steel base and was in production for a number of years. It was put into production again in 1991, this time only with the wooden base, but taken out again 4 years later.
Today, the chair is available with a chromed base. It is lightweight and stackable and comes in walnut and beech and 9 painted versions.